Innovative botanical photography presented by Diamond Head Gallery on Waikiki Beach Walk
WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Diamond Head Gallery in Waikiki has introduced many world renowned artists to Hawaii, but their most recent addition is one not miss. For the first time in Honolulu, David Leaser’s masterful botanical photography is being showcased. Leaser is an award-winning photographer who is redefining photography by integrating the latest technology from NASA and Nikon. The new technique is known as dettagli, and shows astonishing close-ups of flowers in their nature state. The detail is such that one can literally see the pollen sparkling off the stamens.
David Leaser commented on the new technique by saying, “Modern technology is changing the way we see things. By marrying Nikon with NASA, I’ve developed a technique to show details that weren’t possible just a few years ago. I truly believe this artwork will forever change the way you look at flowers.”
Leaser’s awards and reputation speaks for itself. His work has caught the eye of art critics from ARTNews, ArtNet and Architectural Digest to name a few. Ann Landi, contributing editor from ARTNews, says “Leaser’s work seduces us as only an unforgettable work of art can, to look and look again.” In addition to catching the eye of magazines, Leaser was awarded a Silver Medal from the International Photography Awards and was asked to have his Nightflowers series to be included in the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens museum’s permanent collection. Sunset Magazine recognized his work with their proclaimed “West at Its Best” honor.
Diamond Head Gallery, the exclusive dealer in Hawaii, thought Leaser’s work would be a great addition to their collection. His strong ties to Hawaii, from being a University of Hawaii student, former owner of a 40-acre plantation in Waipio Valley to his two botanical books on Hawaii, makes the story behind his pieces even more amazing.